Hello!
We are in the final week of College Application Month! Now is the time to apply to post-secondary institutions!

To help you stay on track for completing all the required pieces of the DFS Virtual Apply event, use this checklist!

As a reminder, the Next Level Scholars Fall Survey is due today (10/27). Seniors in the Next Level Scholars Program are welcome to join this optional session at 3:00pm today (10/27) to review the Fall Survey and discuss Michigan Public University Options.

Be sure to check out the full schedule of optional post-secondary week webinars (hosted by DFS) linked in the newsletter below!

As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns!
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
APPLY PART 2 NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • DRDFS Post-Secondary Application Week 2
  • 2021-22 FAFSA SAR Submission
  • Featured Events & Extra Support
  • REMINDER: FREE Tutor.Com Account
  • Featured Resources
DRDFS POST-SECONDARY APPLICATION WEEK 2!
To help you with the application process, DFS has put together some optional (not required for program participation) informational webinars:


  • Wednesday, 10/28 @ 10:30am - DFS will review the College Board Opportunity Scholarship program and focus on Private In-State and Out-of-State Post secondary institutions.

Check out the full schedule and be sure to register for any (or all) of the sessions that you are interested in attending!
2021-2022 FAFSA SAR SUBMISSION - DFS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENT
Did you know that you can qualify for more institutional aid by completing the FAFSA early? We recommend completing by November 1 if possible!

  • Click here to learn how to complete the FAFSA
  • Instructions on how to find your FAFSA SAR

If you have already completed your FAFSA and have your SAR ready, please submit it here.
*More resources coming on Google Classroom. If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin at evogel@drdfs.org!* 
RECOMMENDED EVENTS AND EXTRA SUPPORT
Financial Aid Night - Highly Recommended!

Upcoming sessions:
  • Wednesday, October 28 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 29 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Click here to RSVP and view the full list of offered dates and times here. *Note - sessions provide info on financial aid in general as well as specific to UofM.
MCAN College Advising Hotline

Students across the state of Michigan looking for assistance in navigating their college plans can now call a free hotline for access to near-peer college advisers!

How MCAN can help you via hotline:
  • Help with college admissions applications
  • Help navigate financial aid
  • Help compare financial aid offers
  • Help navigate paying for college during COVID-19
  • Help finalize college enrollments
  • And more!
REMINDER: TUTOR.COM FOR NEXT LEVEL SCHOLARS
Don't forget! All students in the Next Level Scholars program have access to tutor.com for FREE on demand, 24/7 tutoring!

Check out what some of our Next Level Scholars have to say about the program:



  • "I have been choosing the option without the video and just typing over computer with a tutor while we work out problems on the whiteboard. All of the tutors I worked with have been really patient. They know how to explain (Algebra) problems in different ways. They know how to do the problems and explain the steps very well. They are very encouraging, patient and friendly. Every tutor is different, and every one of them has helped me, and made me understand more than I did before. I'm very happy Dollars for Scholars has enrolled us in this program because has really helped me a lot!" - Annie, Ida HS

  • "Tutor.com has been such a helpful resource. It has been helping me get my homework done. You can choose from a voice chat or typing chat. While you are getting help from tutor you can ask as many questions as you want and they will try to answer them in the best way! I'm glad that Dollars for Scholars offers this help to us." - Omimah, Melvindale HS 

  • "Tutor.com has been so helpful because it provides more insight on material that I’ve been struggling on." - Emily, Henry Ford II HS
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Check out this calendar for student webinar opportunities.

  • If you or your family are in need of any resources, please reach out to us at any time or explore this list of COVID-19 Resources